The Friends of Manning's Pit

The Friends of Manning's Pit Community Group have led campaigns to save the fields since 2015 - they are now owned by local Charity the Pilton Green Man CIO (Charity no 1170742 ). We now run the management and maintenance of Manning's Pit and organise promotional and fundraising events. These fields have been loved by generations of Pilton, Bradiford and Barnstaple people from the writer H H Munro (Saki) back in the 19th Century to the local community in the present day.

   The Big Help Out
Come along on May 8th - we hope to see you there!

This is the day when the Royal Family are asking people all across Britain to volunteer in ways that will help their local community.
If you love walking in Manning's Pit, and want to make sure it is always well looked after, come along and give us a hand on this special day.
Come along even if you can't do anything on the day, but would like to meet us and help in the future, whether it is with the maintenance or other tasks, such as organising social events, administration, putting up posters and so on.

More information to come.

This website is being updated in the near future.
For information about what we have been doing since Manning's Pit
was saved and purchased,  go to our Blog

The Friends of Manning's Pit Blog
Go to our Blog and scroll down it to see a record of all that has been happening
 in the last few years.

Information Page for Map and Guidelines

Many thanks to the following organisations for their assistance
Garfield Weston Fund     North Devon Council     Barnstaple Town Council
Fleet Caravans Ltd     Yeo Dale Hotel     Pilton United Charity
Tozers    Barratts Community Fund   doubleUprint

Mannings Pit - Our Future by Ty Redif.

A short video made in September 2019 by Wendy Robinson and Christine Lovelock explaining how The Friends of Manning's Pit were founded and the campaign to Save Manning's Pit was started, back in 2015.
Here is Ryan Vowles, reading his poem "Together" Ryan's poem ended with these words:

"So make a lot of effort, put your heart and soul into it And maybe, Together, we can Save Manning's Pit. "

The Friends of Manning's Pit have come together with the Pilton Green Man CIO, charity number 1170742, to buy Manning's Pit for the local community.